From 2BeOn Results to New Media Challenges for Social (i)TV

From 2BeOn Results to New Media Challenges for Social (i)TV

Jorge Ferraz Abreu (University of Aveiro, Portugal) and Pedro Almeida (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-984-7.ch049
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This chapter focuses on traditional and emergent challenges for the Social (i)TV area focusing on explaining the development and evaluation of one of the first Social iTV prototypes and looking at the challenges new media is introducing to this research field. The authors begin by explaining the conceptualization, development and evaluation process of the 2BeOn system and continue with the most important results from it’s evaluation with a particular focus on the results that can be important when developing any Social iTV platform. In the last part of the chapter recent developments in the broadcast of TV and Audiovisual content, namely considering the Internet as a medium, are addressed. In this scope authors propose a categorization of emergent online distribution platforms along with a set of social activities users perform on those platforms. Taking in consideration some of the challenges surrounding the presented scenario the chapter ends with the conceptualization of UMCA, a system that could increase social interaction activities performed during the consumption of online AV/TV content.

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